Procaine  

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"Novocaine… Novocaine… Take a firm hold of the hypodermic needle." --"Dentist Sketch"

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Procaine is a local anesthetic drug of the amino ester group. It is used primarily to reduce the pain of intramuscular injection of penicillin, and it is also used in dentistry. Owing to the ubiquity of the trade name Novocain, in some regions, procaine is referred to generically as novocaine. It acts mainly as a sodium channel blocker.

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